Tag Archive: Job

Oct 22

22nd Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 30B] (Year B)

Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Finally, Job answers the Lord.  He acknowledges that he had spoken out of turn, and he declares that he will repent. The lectionary suggests that we skip over verses 7-9, but they can be helpful in understanding why Job “prayed for his friends”.  It may be good to read the entire passage …

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Sep 28

21st Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 29B] (Year B)

Job 38:1-7, (34-41) In a follow-up to Job’s complaints in last week’s lesson, God answers with a healthy dose of holy sarcasm.  This is a passage that begs to be read in anything other than a monotone.  God has attitude, and it should be presented that way. One of the “themes” that seems to run …

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Sep 25

20th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 28B] (Year B)

Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Have you ever wanted to confront God like Job dreams of doing?  To what questions would you demand answers?  Do you think it is possible to “reason with” the Almighty? There is a beautiful, almost “edgy” and “raw” quality to Eugene Peterson’s version of this in The Message.  Plus, I actually prefer the …

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Sep 24

19th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 27B] (Year B)

Job 1:1, 2:1-10 Please note that Job was from the land of Uz…not the land of Oz. Even as Satan inflicts Job with sickness, God is still in charge. Two Sundays past, we read about the wise woman (described in Proverbs).  This week, Job’s wife seems intent on presenting us with the opposite.  I would …

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